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Science in the News: Hawking and the History of Time
Ross, H. 1988.  Facts and Faith 2(2):1-2. CELD ID 6237

Imminent British astrophysicist Dr. Stephen Hawking has recently completed a remarkably successful speaking tour in this country coincident with the release of his first popular-level book, A Brief History of Time. Partly due to his brilliance, and partly due to his heroic effort to overcome severe physical disability, Hawking has become almost a cult figure. In the past two months he has been featured in virtually every major news magazine and newspaper in America. He is without doubt one of the leading physicists of our time-a present day Einstein. What has caught the public's attention, and in particular the excitement of New Age proponents, are Hawking's research and philosophical pronouncements on time and the origin of the universe.